The Jamega Tour has strengthened its position on the golf professional circuit after reaching an agreement for Chip and Spin, golf’s newest consumer golf magazine, to become their official media partners.
The monthly publication, which was launched by publishers Get Noticed Ltd in April, will carry regular updates on the latest events on the tour including a full list of results and an Order of Merit table.
Chip and Spin will also carry a diary of three to four players giving an insight into the tour which will be rotated each quarter while there will be reciprocal links driving traffic to the two parties’ websites.
David Grahame, project manager for Chip and Spin, said, “People see the likes of Tiger Woods, Justin Rose and Ernie Els and think what a glamorous life a professional golfer has but that is far from the truth.
“These are the players that have reached the top but there are so many others who are struggling to make it and this will give people a good perspective on how tough it is out there for up-and-coming golfers.
“The Jamega Tour provides the perfect stage for professionals to prepare themselves for the challenges that lie ahead, no matter what their age, and we’re delighted to become their official media partner.”
The UK-based tour was formed less than four years ago with the main aim of providing a platform for aspiring professionals to gain the experience and competitive edge to help them launch a career on the main European Tour.
But such has been its expansion under the guidance of creator Gary Harris and fellow directors Tony Jones and Richard Law that the Jamega Tour has included 20 tournaments in its schedule for this year, which culminates with its Tour Championship in October.
The tour presently has a membership of more than 330 professionals including European Tour winners Paul Eales, Andrew Sherborne and Mark Mouland.
And the prize for the winner of the 2008 Jamega Tour Order of Merit will be to have his entry fee paid for this year’s European Tour Qualifying School.
All Jamega Tour events are staged over 36 holes and professionals of any age can compete simply by paying a one-off registration fee of £250 and a £170 tournament entry fee.